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Divinity: Original Sin Released

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Divinity: Original Sin Released

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 1 July 2014, 00:56:17

Tags: Divinity: Original Sin; Larian Studios; Swen Vincke

As you all know by now, Divinity: Original Sin, Larian Studios' new RPG, was released today. According to its Kickstarter page, Original Sin began development at the end of 2010, but it was first unveiled to the public back in May 2012. For the longest time, it languished in relative obscurity, overshadowed by the hype of the "Kickstarter Revolution" and all the promises that came in its wake.

That began to change when Original Sin received its own Kickstarter campaign last year, and gradually the truth became obvious. Somehow, Larian, an obscure action-RPG developer from Belgium, had created what looks to be the richest, most full-featured turn-based CRPG we've seen in the last decade, if not more than that. And maybe, just maybe, a generation of Codexers raised on the style of games that were developed and published by Black Isle Studios in the late 1990s is realizing that RPGs can be more than just static environments and scripted interactions.

But that's enough blathering. On to the Kickstarter update:

Today is an extremely exciting day here at Larian. After years of developing a game we truly love, we get to release the full version of Divinity: Original Sin to both our amazing backers and to the rest of the gaming world.

It is at once thrilling and nerve-wracking; this vast world will now, for the first time, be explored in its entirety by the public. We can only hope you all have as much fun growing your Source Hunters and solving Rivellon's mysteries as we had developing them.

Without your support via Kickstarter and Early Access, this game would never have reached the level of polish and complexity present in its current form. Your contributions added a world of colour, secrets, enhancements, and depth to the game that has made this what we consider our best game to date.

Below, Swen explains just how grateful we are for your support:

Some changes regarding redeeming your key

In the past, we've said that launch will nullify your current Steam Early Access key and provide you with a new one for the full release of the game. This process has been amended and also applies to add-on versions of the game (i.e. for those of you who added a digital copy of the game to your original purchase).

IF YOU WANT TO PLAY D:OS ON STEAM, your Early Access code will remain active and you will be able to download the full version of the game using your current Early Access code.

IF YOU WANT TO PLAY D:OS ON GOG, log into your Larian Vault account and scroll down to "Your Rewards in Detail." Find the digital distribution icon and select "Change my digital distribution preference." Following these steps will cancel your Steam Early Access code and provide you with a key for GOG.

Redeeming your in-game rewards

To redeem your Kickstarter rewards in-game (e.g. personal dialog), go to your Larian Vault account and copy your Kickstarter reward code onto your clipboard. Then, fire up the game.

Click "Create a New Profile" and name your profile.

When the box for the Kickstarter backer code appears, click the little green button to the right of the entry field to paste your reward code from your clipboard.

Hit "Unlock" to claim your rewards, which will appear in-game.

Divinity: Original Sin is now available for the price of $40/€40 on Steam or directly from Larian, and it should be available on GOG soon as well. Buy it now, and reward Larian for their dedication and ambition.

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